The Wider Image: King Charles' coming coronation stirs memories of queen 70 years ago
(Top left to right) Phillip Williams, 86, Norman Allen, 86, Alan Francis, 93, Brenda Piper, 88, Yvonne (Eve) Harewood, 83, Pamela Tawse, 88, Muriel Tredinnick, 103, Olive Goldsmith, 90, Reverend Milton Job, 90, Alex Falk, 86, and Angela Cumlin, 97, were the twelve people who spoke to Reuters about their memories of the queen's coronation on June 2, 1953 ahead of the crowning on May 6 of her son King Charles with much of the same pomp and pageantry but a scaled-down procession and a shorter ceremony, in London, Britain, April 23, 2023. They were either part of the estimated 3 million people who lined the processional route in London, among those who attended street parties, watching on television for the first time, or following from thousands of miles away in British colonies. REUTERS/Hannah McKay SEARCH "MCKAY CORONATION PORTRAITS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.